Worldwide: New lubricant formulated for PSA car engines in extreme conditions
Paris, February 28th, 2019 - Total Lubrifiants, a partner of PSA for more than 50 years, is launching TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC* 5W-30, specifically designed to protect and strengthen the engines of the French automaker’s vehicles in extreme conditions.
Helping PSA Overcome Specific Challenges
PSA has updated its B71 2297 standard, which protects both older and latest-generation direct injection diesel and gasoline engines in high-temperature and very-high-temperature countries, where temperatures can exceed 50°C.
To give drivers the best that technology can provide, the R&D teams at PSA and Total Lubrifiants jointly formulated TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30, which keeps engines clean and protects them while limiting oil consumption in extreme climates. With these outstanding
properties, the lubricant is recommended by PSA for all regions outside Europe.
Pairing Total Lubrifiants’ Excellence With PSA
The collaborative process to enhance performance excellence enabled current standards and specifications, such as the ACEA C3** sequence, to be exceeded. TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 boosts wear resistance by up to 70%*** more than standard requirements, reducing piston and cylinder friction and extending engine life. “We’re very pleased to have joined forces with PSA to provide an efficient solution to user needs. With its high-performance products, Total Lubrifiants is demonstrating its ambition to bring vehicles into a more virtuous cycle for its ecosystem, by curbing emissions,” said Hong-Nhung Le, OEM Marketing Manager, Total Lubrifiants.
The product’s performance was demonstrated in the Middle East during the hottest period of the year, across a distance of 15,000 kilometers in actual conditions.
TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 is:
- Formulated to protect turbocharged direct injection gasoline engines from low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) by surpassing API SN+ specifications.
- Specifically tailored to the demanding conditions of high-temperature countries, with low volatility and reduced lubricant consumption, meaning engines last longer. The lubricant controls piston and turbocharger cleanliness, with almost 40%**** less piston deposit than specified by the ACEA.
- Compatible with all types of fuels used worldwide, including high-sulfur, heavy and biofuels.
* High Temperature Country.
**ACEA C3: European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) category for high-grade oil designed for DaimlerChrysler, Renault and German automakers.
***OM646LA engine wear test required by Daimler.
****EP6CDT E10S test, the strictest ACEA performance test.
About Total Lubrifiants
Total Lubrifiants is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of engine oils and lubricants. It has 41 production plants worldwide and more than 5,800 employees in 150 countries. Total Lubrifiants offers innovative, efficient and environmentally responsible products and services developed by more than 130 researchers at its R&D center. Total Lubrifiants is a partner of choice for the automotive, industrial and marine markets.
About the Marketing & Services division of Total
The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 109 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 14,000 service stations in 62 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.
Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.
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